Consciousness is potentiality. It is an infinity field of creativity and possibilities. Consciousness is our essence. Being infinite and unbounded, consciousness is also joy. Other attributes of consciousness are bliss, silence, balance, knowledge, and simplicity. These attributes are our essential Nature. When we discover our essential Nature, and know who we really are, we are able to fulfill our dreams. Underlying the infinite diversity of life is the all pervasive spirit. There is no separation between us and this energy field. The more we experience ourselves, the closer we are to it.
The experience of the Self, means that our reference point is our own spirit. The opposite of self-referral is object-referral. The object-referral experience is when we are always influenced by objects outside of us, and constantly seek the approval of others. Our thinking and behavior are always in anticipation of a response. In an object-referral experience, there is an intense need to control things and an intense desire for external power. It is a fear based existence.